E-Resources.
Below are the links to the websites and what information they offer.
Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA)
Provides access to an outstanding digital library collection in the fields of food, agriculture environmental science and related social science with a collection of 1900 journals
http://www.aginternetwork.org/en/
ARDI – Research for Innovation – http://ardi2.wipo.int
The Access to Research for Development and Innovation provides access to scholarly literature from diverse fields of science and technology
DIRECTORY OF OPEN ACCESS BOOKS (DOAB) - http://www.doabooks.org/doab
A discovery service for peer reviewed books published under an open access licence. DOAB provides a searchable index to the information about these books, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher's website or repository.
DIRECTORY OF OPEN ACCESS RESOURCES (OPENDOAR) - http://www.opendoar.org/
Aims to provide a comprehensive and authoritative list of academic open access repositories for end-users who wish to find particular archives or who wish to break down repositories by locale, content or other measures. Users can search for repositories by the following regions: Africa, Asia, Australasia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, North America, and South America.
E prints in Library and Information Science (E-LIS) - http://eprints.rclis.org/
An international open access repository for academic papers in, Library and Information Science and Information technology.it offers full text access to over 12,000 papers
Google Scholar - http://scholar.google.com/
Is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines
HINARI:
The access to research in health programme provides access to more than 7000 journals and it’s one of the world’s largest collection of biomedical and health literature.
Subjects covered:
Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, Law, Computer science and architecture, imaging science and photographic technology, biomedical engineering, Information Systems and Software Engineering, remote sensing & Artificial Intelligence
http://www.who.int/hinari/en/

WorldWideScience.org - http://worldwidescience.org/
a global science gateway, providing one-stop searching of over 90 national and international scientific databases and portals from more than 70 countries. Users can search and translate 400 million pages of science and technology information
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) - http://doaj.org/
An online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals in all fields.
Medical student - www.medicalstudent.com
A digital library of authoritative medical education information for the medical student and all students of medicine
World Bank open Knowledge repository - http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/
The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products.
ANNUAL REVIEWS
Annual Reviews publications offers full text articles in biomedical, Life, Physical and Social Sciences.
http://arjournals.annualreviews.org
ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Access to all issues of journal of the acoustical society of America (JASA): back to vol. 1, no1.October 1929.
http://scitation.aip.org/jasa
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS
AIP publishes 12 journals, 2 magazines and a conference proceeding series. Their citation platform hosts over 1.5 million articles from more than 25 scholarly publishers.
Subjects Covered:Condensed Matter and Materials Science, Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, Measurement Science and sensors, Plasma Physics. Optical Atomic and Molecular Physics, High Energy and Nuclear Physics, Medical and Biological Physics, Physics Education and Computer Science
http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip
DE GRUYTER- http://www.degruyter.com
Access to over 117 titles delivering a wide variety of content in humanities, medicine, the sciences and law. Includes titles which are in the highest ISI ranks. Some journals have German-language titles and include contributions in English and other languages.
HENRY STEWART TALKS LTD - http://hstalks.com
Specially prepared, online, animated, audio-visual lectures by world leading authorities on biomedical and life sciences for researchers and university faculty members.INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF) e-library-http://www.elibrary.imf.orgThe IMF is viewed as one of the world’s most authoritative sources for economic information, analysis and harmonized statistics. IMF eLibrary provides comprehensive data and original analysis, with coverage of almost every economy in the world and a special focus on developing and emerging economies.
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Subjects Covered:
Linguistics, Politics, Medicine, Science, Law, Mathematics, Technology, Social Science and Humanities
http://www.journals.cambridge.org
COCHRAIN LIBRARY
An internationally acclaimed database of regularly updated evidence-based medical systematic reviews
It is a collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.
http://www.thecochranelibrary.com
EBSCO HOST RESEARCH DATABASES
EBSCO provides access to over 11,000 full text,
Peer-reviewed journals and over 15,000 abstracted and indexed titles. Access to 8 major databases:
Subjects Covered: Social Sciences and Humanities, Business, Nursing, Medicine and newspaper database
http://search.epnet.com
EDINBURG UNIVERSITY PRESS
Contains over 30 full text-text electronic journals
Subjects Covered: Literary Studies, Philosophy, Historical Studies, African Studies, Linguistics, Film and Media studies, Politics, Law, Islamic and Middle Eastern studies
http://www.euppublishing.com
EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD
Subjects Covered: Accounting and Auditing, Economics, Education, Engineering and Materials Science, Environmental Management, Food and Nutrition, General Management, Health Care Management and Hospitality, HR Management, Information Management, Library Collection Development and management, Library Management and Information Services, Library Technology, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Operation and Production Management, Police Management, Public Sector Management, Quality Management
http://www.emeraldinsight.com
GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY-The Lyell Collection
An online collection comprising journals of the geological Society of London like Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment analysis. Special Publications and Key book series on a single electronic platform.
http://jgs.lyellcollection.org/
IEEE EXPLORE
Provides access to scientific and technical content published by institute of electrical & electronics engineering.
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/explore/home
INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING (IOP)
IOP publishes over 60 of the world’s most prestigious journals in \physics and related Sciences.
http://iopscience.iop.org/journals
JSTOR
Subjects Covered: Economics and History, Political Science, Archeology, African Studies, Music, Art and Art History, Business, Ecology and Botany, Language and Literature, Mathematics and Statistics
http:www.jstor.org
LEXIS NEXIS LIBRARY ACADEMIC (UK LEGAL) ONLINE DATABASE
Offers access to millions of Peer Reviewed Journals in the field of Law.
Below are some of the nformation which can be accessed through the database.
All England Law Reports
Atkin's Court Forms.
Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents.
Halsbury's Laws of England.
Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law.
Hill and Redman's Law of Landlord and Tenant.
Tristram and Coote's Probate Practice
www.lexisnexis.com/uk/legal
LexisNexis Academic

Provides access to full-text news, business, and legal publications, using a variety of flexible search options. One of the most heavily used databases in higher education,LexisNexis® Academic is available at over 1,500 libraries serving over 8 million students and faculty.
www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic
MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC
Subjects Covered: Biomedical Research and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Complementary or alternative medicine, Engineering and Informatics, Law, Psychology, Public Health
http://www.liebertonline.com
NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP-(Nature)
Publishes journals and online databases across the Life, Physical and Applied Sciences and Clinical medicine, Content encompasses daily news from award-winning journalists, expert opinion and practical methodology, and more high impact research and reviews than any science publisher. Over 30 journals are published in association with prestigious academic societies.
http://www.nature.com/
NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
(Palgrave Macmillan journals)
Palgrave Macmillan offers a combined portfolio of over 70 peer-reviewed E-Journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences
http://www.palgrave-journals.com
OXFORD JOURNALS
Oxford Journals publishes journals from Science, Technical, Professional, Medical, Humanities, Arts and Social Science Disciplines. It gives access to over 200 titles.
Subjects Covered: Humanities, Law, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Medicine, Social Sciences.
http://www.oxfordjournals.org/

PROJECT MUSE
Project MUSE provides online access to 430. Full-text journals from 108 publishers in humanities and social science Project MUSE meets library needs around the world.
Subjects covered: Literature, History, Politics and Policy Studies, Education, Economics, Film, religion and women studies
http://muse.jhu.edu
ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS
Full text issues in Clinical Medicine and Public Health, It features articles covering Original Research, current issues, Ethics, Law, Clinical Governance and Audit, and also reports on prestigious College lectures and conferences.
https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/resources
ROYAL SOCIETY
Seven leading international journals from the Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science, Titles cover the whole of the Biological and Physical Sciences, and include Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, the longest-running continuously published journal in the world.
http://www.royalsocietypublishing.org/journals

SAGE ONLINE JOURNALS
Access to over 550 journals in the business, humanities, social sciences and STM
Subjects Covered: Humanities, Social Sciences, Scientific, Technical and Medical Scienceshttp://online.sagepub.com/
IET Digital Library- http://digital-library.theiet.org/content/journals

Over 20 Research journals and letters in electrical and electronic engineering

Palgrave Macmillan Journals -http://www.palgrave-journals.com

Palgrave Macmillan offer a combined portfolio of over 70 peer-reviewed e-journals.
Taylor & Francis Journals- http://www.tandfonline.com
More than 1,300 titles in humanities, social sciences and applied sciences.
University of California-http://www.ucpressjournals.com
Access to 33 Journals of the University of California Press.
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
The University of Chicago Press publishes nearly fifty scholarly journals, many on behalf of some of the world's most prestigious societies, and several that were the first scholarly publications in their respective fields. The journals present original research from international scholars in the Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, Biological and Medical Sciences and Physical Sciences
http://www.journals.uchicago.edu
WILEY ONLINE LIBRARY
Wiley Inter-Science® is a leading international resource for scientific, technical, medical and scholarly content providing access to millions of articles across a wide range of journals. This package provides access to over 350 journals.
http://www.interscience.wiley.com
WORLD BANK E-LIBRARY
The World Bank e-Library is an electronic portal to the World Bank's full-text collection of books, Reports/working papers, journals and other documents on social and economic development.
Subjects Covered: Agriculture, Communities and Human Settlements, Conflicts and Development, Education, Energy and Environment, Finance and Financial Sector Development; Gender Governance, Health and Nutrition and Population, Information and Communication Technologies, Infrastructure, Economics and Finance, International Economics and Trade, Law and Development, Macro-Economics and Economic Growth, Poverty Reduction, Private Sector Development, Public Sector Development, Social Developments, Urban Developments, Water Resources, Water Supply and Sanitation.
http://elibrary.worldbank.org/
Kindly explore the Electronic Resources collection and for any questions please contact the Library department.

Upcoming Events

UPCOMING PUBLIC LECTURE

Kisii University Kericho Campus, through the office of Research and Extension is pleased to host Prof. Tumi Khumalo, Associate Professor of Psychology from North-West University in South Africa.

Prof. Khumalo will present a public lecture on the Principles of and Relevance of Positive Psychology in Africa which will be held on 25th March, 2017 at the Main Campus, Old Moot Court.

His research, in the broad field of Positive Psychology, focuses on measurement and psychometric properties, understanding and promoting youth well-being, as well as cross-cultural studies in Positive Psychology. He is also a co-editor of a research-informed South African teaching textbook on Positive Psychology entitled “Towards flourishing: Contextualizing positive psychology”.

In 2013, He joined Optentia Research Focus Area (NWU, VTC) as a researcher and Associate Professor. Currently he leads the Psycho-social well-being and communal thriving sub-programme in Optentia. Researchers in this subprogram are interested in value-adding research that focuses on understanding, measuring, and promoting psychosocial well-being among youth and adults in the various life domains. His students’ work focuses on cross-cultural adaptation of psychological conceptual and operational models, and quantitative correlational studies. The specific areas of interest include VIA strengths and virtues, meaning in life, eudaimonic well-being, basic psychological needs, as well as self-efficacy and hope.

 

 

No upcoming workshop

KISII UNIVERSITY IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ITS

1st  ANNUAL MULTIDISCIPLINARY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

THEME – RESEARCH,INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS(SDGs)

VENUE – KISII UNIVERSITY-LAW SCHOOL

DATES -  20th-22nd  JUNE 2017

PREAMBLE

This year’s conference theme seeks to use a multidisciplinary approach in adressing reseach, innovations and Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs). Research in university is geared towards adressing underlying problems and seeks solutions for these problems. Research  and innovation therefore is key to adressing the 17 actions for Sustainable development Goals(SDGs). This conference aims at bringing to the academia and general public the various research activities and innovations that have been undertaken/developed by various researchers, in achieving the SDGs and therefore improving the quality of lives of communities. 

A call is now made for abstracts for paper/poster presentation for following Sub-themes.The abstract should not be more than 300 words and in Times Roman font 12

  • Environmental and Natural Resources
  • Education for sustainable development
  • Heritage and arts
  • Science and Technology
  • Trends and Changes in Agriculture
  • ICT and Innovations
  • Law,Politics and Human Rights
  • Climate Change
  • Gender issues
  • Socio-Economics, entrepreneurship
  • Health
  • Governance , democracy, citizen participation and civil rights
  • Foreign policy and international relations
  • Research, Innovations and Partnership
  • Sustainable Tourism

 

  • IMPORTANT DATES
  • CONFERENCE CHARGES
  • 3rd  April  2017.  Deadline for abstract submission
  • 10th   April  2017.   Communication of Accepted Abstracts
  • 3st May 2017. Deadline for submission of full papers
  •  20th – 22nd  June  2017.  Conference 
  •  27th September 2017.  Release of Book of Abstracts.
  • 11th  November 2017 Release of Conference Proceedings.
  • East Africa students:                Kshs  5000
  • East Africa Participants            Kshs  8,000                 
  • International:  students             USD   100
  • International Participants:         USD   200

To be  paid to:

  • Bank:                                 Kenya Commercial Bank
  • Branch:                              Kisii Town
  • Account Title:                     Kisii University – Attention Conference 2017
  • Account No:                       1151310557
  • Bank Swift Code:                KCBLKENX

The abstracts to be e-mailed to both:

researchconference@kisiiuniversity.ac.ke / research@kisiiuniversity.ac.ke

Not later than 3rd   April 2017

For further information please visit Our website :  www.kisiiuniversity.ac.ke

Tel: +254773452323

E-MAIL  : linetk@kisiiuniversity.ac.ke / lagasa@kisiiuniversity.ac.ke